Zingiber Officinale


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ginger

A deciduous plant rich in volatile oil, with borneol, camphene, cineol, citral, gingerols, shogaols, zingerones (phenylalkylketones) and phelandrene.
 
Alternative nutrition
Ginger has a long tradition as a health food, and its various uses include: as a digestive aid; to prevent nausea due to motion sickness, morning sickness or chemotherapy; for cardiovascular disease, as ginger reduces cholesterol; and it may be useful in preventing cancer.
 
Chinese medicine
Ginger is a fixture in Chinese herbal medicine: the rhizomes are antiemetic, cardiotonic, carminative, rubifacient and stimulate secretion, and it is used to treat abdominal pain, burns, colds, hangovers, hypercholesterolaemia, motion sickness, pancreatitis, Raynaud phenomenon, nausea, seafood intoxication and vomiting.

Herbal medicine
Ginger has been used in Western herbal medicine for arthritic pain, earache, gout, headache, kidney conditions, menstrual cramping, motion sickness, sinusitis and vertigo.
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Zingiber officinale Rosc displayed the activity with MIC value of 240 [micro]g/mL for the chloroform fraction and 690 [micro]g/mL for n-hexane against Clostridium perfringens, a pathogen causing enterotoxenia of livestock [24].
(6.) Bordia, A., Verma, S.K., Srivastava, K.C.: Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) and fenugreek on blood lipids, blood sugar and platelet aggregation in patients with coronary artery disease.
Bioavailability enhancing activity of Zingiber officinale and its extracts/fractions thereof.
Habeebaet al., "Comparison of the transcriptomes of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) and mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) in response to the bacterial wilt infection," PLoS ONE, vol.
Rahmat, "Antioxidant activities, total phenolics and flavonoids content in two varieties of malaysia young ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe)," Molecules, vol.
(23.) JS Chang, KC Wang, CF Yeh, DE Shieh, and LC Chiang, "Fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) has anti-viral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus in human respiratory tract cell lines," Journal of Ethnopharmacology 145, no.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) is common is name for plant belongs to family Zingiberaceae, which contains about 1300 species in 50 genera, along with four other families is placed in the order Zingiberales [62].
Some plants that are available in Pakistan with their local names are as follows: Adhatoda vesica (arusa), Artemisia brevifolia (afsanteen), Butea monosperma (Dhak), Calotropis gigantean (aak), Carum copticum (ajwain), Azadirachta indica (neem), Nicotiana tabacum (tambaku), Swertia chirata (chirata), Vernonia anthelmintica (kali zeeri) and Zingiber officinale (adrak).
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosco) is derived from Zingiberaceae and has been used worldwide as spice, dietary supplement, and traditional medicine for centuries (Butt and Sultan 2011).
Group B comprising of 10 dogs were treated with Ivermectin in the same schedule along with local application of crude extract of Zingiber officinale roscoe (Ginger) and citrus lemon fruit (lemon) on alternate day till complete recovery.